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Roger C. Winter
Roger C. Winter, 81, of Marinette passed away Wednesday morning, April 17 at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.
Born Jan. 15, 1932 in Shawano to Curtis and Hildegard (Schoenick) Winter, he spent his earliest years in Shawano until moving to Kaukauna with his family,where he graduated from high school.
He enlisted in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He went on to spend a 10 year enlistment in the Army, serving in various duty stations around the world. In 1954 he married the former Mabel Lardinois. After his discharge from service they settled in Green Bay where he worked as inventory manager for Bramans Carpet Warehouse. They also operated Rogers Tap, a tavern in Green Bay.
In 1971 they moved to Marinette where they operated the Surf Club on Shore Drive until his retirement in 1993. He loved playing golf and in retirement worked at Little River Country Club. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed duck hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, where he served as church treasurer and was active in the Mens Group.
His wife, Mable survives, along with a daughter, Sherry Winter of Marinette; brothers and sisters, Richard (Maureen) Winter of Neenah, Nancy (Robert) Martin of Porterfield, James (Myrna) Winter and Mary Wastel, both of Shawano and Michael (Paula) Winter of Green Bay and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Duane Speering and Betty and Robert DeCoster.
Friends called at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Marinette after 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Rev. James Wendt officiated and an honors ceremony was conducted by the military 20 Year Club. Burial was in Glenwood Memorial Gardens. Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette served the family.
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